'Emmerdale' star Paige Sandhu teases 'really satisfying' ending to Meena storyline

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Paige Sandhu says Emmerdale viewers will finally get the pay-off they have been waiting for with her villainous character Meena. (ITV)
Paige Sandhu says Emmerdale viewers will finally get the pay-off they have been waiting for with her villainous character Meena. (ITV)

Paige Sandhu has promised that Emmerdale viewers will get a "really satisfying" ending to the Meena saga when her final scenes air next week.

Fans saw the serial killer brought to justice last week when she was found guilty and eventually captured after a final attempt to make a violent escape.

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Sandhu told Digital Spy that Meena is "thrown off" when she arrives for her sentencing and finds that her usual audience is not there to witness it.

She added: "Meena is also really delusional. After everything that she's done, even taking hold of the court and adding more crimes to her long list, she still thinks that she's going to get away with everything and only get sent down for a couple of years.

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"That's the number she has in her head and then that doesn't happen. She completely loses it."

Sandhu said she believes that a lengthy prison sentence would be "worse than death" for Meena, who would have loved to be remembered as "the greatest mastermind villain that the world has ever seen".

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She added: "I think it's going to be really satisfying for the audience — particularly the people who really hate Meena — to see this ending.

"It is justice and there was a line written on Meena's last scene. The writer had written 'ding dong, the witch is finally gone' and I think that sums it up very well."

Inevitably, there was drama in the court room as Meena stood trial for her crimes on Emmerdale. (ITV)
Inevitably, there was drama in the court room as Meena stood trial for her crimes on Emmerdale. (ITV)

Sandhu revealed in her chat with Digital Spy that she has already lined up her next acting gig and is due to start filming on something soon.

The star also confessed she "loves baddies" and would relish the opportunity to get her teeth into another villainous role.

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She said: "I just want to continue playing characters that are wildly different than me, where you can have a lot of fun, the roles are really challenging and fulfilling, and it doesn't really matter whether they are a goodie or a baddie.

"Just as long as I feel connected to them, I can have fun, it's challenging and it's written really well and the storyline is amazing."

Emmerdale airs at 7.30pm on weeknights on ITV.

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